8 Detective films which will make you smarter

For those of you who love a good mystery, we've picked 8 detective films that will train your mind. Check out the list and get your popcorn ready, because they'll keep you busy for hours.

1. Angel Heart (1987)

1. Angel Heart (1987)

This detective film hooks you from the very first second and keeps you tense up to the end. The hero has to solve several somehow mystical and disturbing riddles to solve the case of a debtor's disappearance.

2. Memento (2000)

2. Memento (2000)

Leonard Shelby hunts down the criminal who murdered his wife, but along the way, he suffers a short-term memory loss. All he remembers are things that happened before the murder, and everything he uncovers only stays in his mind for 15 minutes. Because of this, he needs to use some clever tricks to carry on his investigation.

3. Zodiac (2007)

3. Zodiac (2007)

Two detectives are searching for a serial killer who has been terrifying San Francisco for 25 years. The murderer, Zodiac, not only kills people for fun, but he also loves playing with the minds of the detectives.

4. True Detective (2014-2015)

4. True Detective (2014-2015)

The series has two seasons, each with a different story and characters. The first season is about a weird murder in a remote area, in Louisiana, that has to be solved by two clever detectives.

5. Mystery Road (2013)

5. Mystery Road (2013)

This film has a brilliant story about the murder of an aboriginal girl and the clever detective who tries to solve the mystery while making some disturbing discoveries along the way.

6. Mindhunters (2004)

6. Mindhunters (2004)

Seven future FBI agents located on a remote island take a challenging test: they have to learn how to build the psychological profile of a criminal, using the smallest pieces of evidence. The challenge turns into a deadly game and one of the agents dies.

7. L.A. Confidential (1997)

7. L.A. Confidential (1997)

The action is set in the 1950s, in L.A. and it's centered on two fearless detectives who investigate a series of murders. Along the way, they uncover the criminal secrets of L.A.

8. Män som hatar kvinnor (2009)

8. Män som hatar kvinnor (2009)

This is an early, Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon tattoo story, about normal people who sometimes end up living side-by-side with scoundrels.

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